Donation for the Purpose of Supporting HIV and AIDS Research

Country/Countries:
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Principal Investigator:
Myron Essex, Mary Woodard Lasker Professor of Health Sciences

Department:
Immunology+Infectious Diseases Prime

Dates of Research:
July 1, 2011 — June 30, 2012

Description:

This research focuses on analyzing the HIV virus strain in southern Africa, as distinct from HIV strain that currently dominates is US and Europe. The study combines that analysis with an analysis of the genetics of the people in the southern Africa region. It also aims to develop a technique to prevent mothers from transmitting HIV to newborn infants.